For the seventh year in a row, one hard-working Holland College student earned a car. This year, the vehicle was a 2021 Chevrolet Spark. Four other students earned $1,000! All Holland College full-time students in the first or second year of a post-secondary program are eligible. This opportunity is provided thanks to the generosity of Island-born Calgary businessman Lou MacEachern, whose goal is to motivate students to achieve their personal and academic best.
Students are nominated by faculty and staff based on their merit, character, and academic achievement. Consideration is given to the students' personal and professional growth and accomplishments, attitude, perseverance, initiative, leadership, career goals, community involvement, ambition, educational growth, academic effort, and work ethic. Nominees were short-listed by the Registrar’s Office and the top five candidates were interviewed by a selection panel in the spring of 2021.
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Jodi Rethy, a second-year student in Holland College’s Practical Nursing program, Earned the Car, an award of a 2021 Chevrolet Spark, and four other students were each awarded $1,000 from Holland College Foundation donor Lou MacEachern. Left to right: Shawn Fraser, Sport and Leisure Management; Laura Mills, Human Services; Dr. Alexander (Sandy) MacDonald, Holland College President; Jodi Rethy; Barbara Kalil, International Hospitality Management; and, Kent Scales, Holland College Foundation Board Chair. Missing from photo is finalist Jill Kendall, Photography and Videography, who joined the event virtually from her home in Newfoundland.
The announcement of the recipient of the car took place online in 2020 due to the college's pandemic mitigation guidelines. Ashley Stuart (row 2, column 4), a student in Holland College’s Architectural Technology program, earned a new 2020 Chevrolet Spark. Four other students, Tracey Lidstone, Human Services West Prince (row l, column 3); Alex Foye, Environmental Applied Science Technology (row 1 column 4); Karla Cabrera, Accounting Technology (row 2 column 1); and Allen Boland, Human Services (row 3, column 4) were each awarded $1,000.
Donor Lou MacEachern (right) hands the keys of a 2019 Nissan Micra to Earn a Car 2019 recipient Aaron King, a student in the Business Administration program, while runners up (l-r) Alison Winters, Early Childhood Care and Education; Luis Anselmi, Music Performance; Emily Stolzman, Basic Firefighting; and Amin Abomonasar, Environmental Technology, who all received $1,000, look on.